Swap-bot Time: December 6, 2023 11:09 pm


Date Joined: April 14, 2008
Last Online: November 5, 2010
Birthday: January 6, 1984
Country: Canada

About Me

Please let me know if you don't receive my swap - there are a lot of non-raters out there, so once I send the items, I assume you've got them!

I'm in my mid-twenties, 2 years out of university, and working in communications.

I have a degree in English Literature, which I completed mostly because of my love of books. Reading is still one of my passions, and I spend altogether too much time on it!

I'm learning to crochet, though I'm not learning quite as fast as I'd like! I read too much, I used to paint a lot more than I now do, and I occasionally do some photography. Once crochet has been mastered to my satisfaction, I'm planning on learning embroidery!

I adore cooking, recipe-swaps, and baking. I have tea-parties and dinner parties fairly regularly, and host a large crowd for breakfast every Sunday. There will also be picnics in the local parc.

Over the summer, I party somewhat more than I should, drink somewhat more than I should (but only socially), and stay out a lot later than I should. Responsibility is overrated - if there's fun to be had, I'll spend the night out and show up at work the next morning regardless (it is a good thing that I can show up at work and be productive on very little sleep!) Suggestions of super-fun activities are always welcome - anything from house shows to all-night frisbee-throwing can be awesome, given the right crowd, and ideas for party themes or picnic fun are welcome!

Despite the summer partying, winter is cold, and the ideal afternoon involves a comfortable blanket, a pile of books, a pot of tea, and curling up with my cats. I definately need more afternoons like that! On the flip side, lately, ideal evenings have consisted of being up 'till dawn testing out sangria recipes next to a rooftop pool, so hey, anything goes!

Just in case it is ever relevant: strong scents (perfumes, scented candles, etc) trigger migraines for me. Very unpleasant!

Things I like: things to read (article, poetry, etc), art that incorporates text in some way, items that incorporate text in some way (magnets, plaques, etc – my current shower curtain has print-outs of newspapers), street art, pictures of interesting graffiti, 50s kitch (Anne Taintor is pretty great like that �?�), 20s-style fashion and art, anything coyote-themed. My favorite colors include green (all shades, but olive green is a particular favorite), blues, reds, and black. Pink fluffy things can be fun, but I prefer them with a slight twist (altered Barbies, teddy bears with two heads, etc – think bizarre and edgy, rather than pretty and tasteful).

Thinks I’m not that fond of: Cute-ified kittens/puppies/etc, Hello Kitty (and related kawaii) items, and pretty much anything related to current American pop culture (celebrity trends, reality shows, etc). I’m not really into pastels or bright yellow.

Favorite Music

Music isn't one of my passions, but there are some artists I do enjoy. Generally, I'll listen to folksy music (Dar Williams, Tori Amos, The Wyrd Sisters), occasionally punk (Ramones, AFI) and sometimes classical (Vivaldi, Handel). Hip-hop if it's well-done with intelligent lyrics (Sage Francis, Saul Williams). I won't really listen to most Top-40s stuff, and I'm rather sensitive to mysoginist song lyrics.

Favorite Books

Charles DeLint remains one of my favorite writers - his books make me feel happy.

Neil Gaiman makes me feel somewhat uncomfortable, yet truly fascinated.

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is my favorite book, and comes highly recommended. I haven't read anything else by Michael Chabon yet, though!

I love poetry - Karen Connelly and Saul Williams are two modern favorites, and I was corrupted by Milton at a young and impressionable age.

I also read comic books/graphic novels - Brian Wood's DMZ and his Channel One series are wonderful, and I like Warren Ellis for the disturbing-yet-amusing content.

I read a lot of children's novels - Narnia, Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, and Susan Cooper's novels are old favorites, but I'll stick with The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle as my favorite childhood choice.

Lately, I've been reading a lot of sociology, feminist theory, poetry, political theory, theology, and historical novels. Whatever catches my interest gets added to the pile!

Favorite Movies

Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus because the narrative flow is absolutely brilliant. Shaun of the Dead was awesome. How To Make an American Quilt is a good comfort-movie, and I have a soft spot for ridiculous action movies and documentaries.

Favorite Television

Buffy, Battlestar Galactica, Deadwood, Rome, Dexter, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Numb3rs, Arrested Development


chaitee rated for Check Out My Tattoos! #2 on Dec 3, 2008
Comment: Happy to change rating when and if I receive. Noticed that you're a well-rated swap-botter, so perhaps this simply got lost in the mail?
rockstar20h rated for Long Letter Pen Pal Swap on Nov 18, 2008
meganisfulloflove rated for Songs That Stir Your Soul on Nov 10, 2008
Comment: thanks for the CD! I also really enjoyed your comments about each song. Thanks for taking the time to do that!
azrosieposie rated for I Felt So Pretty on Nov 7, 2008
Comment: So sorry for the late rating! I did love your story! You are an excellent writer! Thank you for being so open in your story! Rosie
MissMayhem rated for Scarves for Winter! on Nov 7, 2008
Comment: I got your scarf today, and it is beautiful! I love the yarn that you used! Thank you so much for being an awesome swapper!
PixieM rated for Songs That Stir Your Soul on Nov 6, 2008
Comment: I finally got the CD today -- I haven't had a chance to listen yet, but it looks like a nice mix of songs
Response: Hi - I had some shipping problems with this swap, and let you know that they were returned to my house. I have re-shipped them, as I told you, and you should be getting them shortly.
cupcakechica rated for I Felt So Pretty on Oct 21, 2008
Comment: thank you for your story :)
stuffbystephanie rated for 2008 Reading Log #3 on Oct 15, 2008
Comment: Very cool list! There are some that I can't wait to read now.
Kengi rated for 2008 Reading Log #3 on Oct 13, 2008
Comment: Thank you very much for the reading suggestions!
Mims rated for Long Letter Pen Pal Swap #2 on Oct 10, 2008
Comment: Hey! You are such an interesting gurl, I am replying you soon! We seem to have some things in common!! =)
schlabs rated for Long Letter Pen Pal Swap #2 on Oct 9, 2008
TartsandTattoos rated for TATTOOS- intl on Oct 1, 2008
Artistic rated for I Felt So Pretty on Sep 30, 2008
Comment: Thanks, Ros.
LMNtalAlchemy rated for Poetry Swap #3 on Sep 29, 2008
MommyKnows rated for TATTOOS- intl on Sep 23, 2008
Comment: thanks for the letter and the tattoo pic. very interesting!
Comment: Thanks for the great package, sorry it took me a bit to rate.....
Audacity rated for Rainy Day Package (tea and reading) on Sep 15, 2008
Comment: Ros, thanks for the great selection of writings. I can't wait to get a free moment and read them! Plus, tomorrow's forecast is rain - yay!
MommyKnows rated for Book List and Book Mark on Sep 11, 2008
Comment: Many that I have not heard of! I appreciate all the descriptions. What a great bookmark! Thanks!
Tunrida rated for It's Tea Time (International) on Sep 10, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the tea selection!
Lunaria rated for It's Tea Time (International) on Sep 9, 2008
Comment: Thank you!

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cobaltgypsy on Oct 26, 2008:

You're invited to join this Fabulous Feminists group swap

StupidGirl on Sep 10, 2008:

Hey I got your letter today! Amazing! I have started to write you back and hopefully I can get it in the mail this weekend. Take care honey!!!

sshea on Aug 18, 2008:

I just sent Package for a rainy day. Hope you enjoy!

marlz on Aug 1, 2008:

hi there fellow doctor who fan! i've created a doctor who lucky parcel swap and i thought you might like to join! :)


the more the merrier! i hope to see you there!

Juliuslove28 on Jul 21, 2008:

Hi I am your partner for the Music to F*** by and I haven't recieved anything

gogoringo on Jul 17, 2008:

Click the picture above to check out the Street/Lowbrow Art Appreciation Society's latest swap: Photos of Street Art in Your Town. And if you haven't joined our sticker swap don't forget to take a peek at that too! Have a great day :)

missfiore on Jul 7, 2008:


Your F*ck Mix has been sent! Please let me know if there are any problems receiving it!


AngelFaeryKathleen on Jun 10, 2008:

Hi, will you be running more poetry swaps, I love these as I get to read poems and poets I have not meet before? Hugs :-)

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